50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

September 13, 1967

The Public Utility Commission late Monday upheld the Union Pacific Railroad’s request to discontinue trains 11 and 12 between Portland and Huntington, effective midnight Tuesday.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

September 14, 1992

The Baker School District 5J budget should see improvement because the state decided to equalize funding for students when Measure 5 went into effect, according to Superintendent Gary Holmberg.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

September 13, 2007

Deran Dexter held up a spent rifle cartridge and a grin spread across his face Wednesday afternoon.

This is the charm bullet,” he said, holding it up for all to see.

That shell, though, is not what drew the crowd around the Baker City 12-year-old at the office of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in Baker City.

His true prize, the one that brought on that smile, is the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in the back of his dad’s pickup.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

September 14, 2016

A pump house fire fanned by an unrelenting wind threatened a home on Pocahontas Road Monday afternoon.

Flames were touching the home of John Bennett when volunteers from Baker Rural Fire Protection District arrived at 43887 Pocahontas Road, said Fire Chief Dan Weitz. The department was called out at 1:35 p.m. after neighbors spotted smoke coming from Bennett’s pump house.

The pump house was fully engulfed in the blaze when firefighters arrived, Weitz said.

“We responded quickly and knocked it down quickly, Weitz said. “We got lucky on that one.”

Bennett was not at home when the fire started. It was blamed on an electrical malfunction, Weitz said.

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